KCM Launches Redesigned Website
We are pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned website, which offers a more engaging, mobile-friendly user experience. The new website brings key information about the Known Crewmember® (KCM) program with enhanced functionality, such as our interactive map feature highlighting KCM locations across the country. Most importantly, the new KCM site offers a channel for airline pilots and crewmembers, as well as the traveling public, to learn more about the benefits of risk-based security procedures that improve safety and security while making travel more efficient.
KCM is a risk-based screening system that enables Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security officers to positively verify the identity and employment status of crewmembers. The KCM system is available for use by participating airline crew members. The program expedites crew member access to sterile areas of airports, reduces passenger-screening line congestion, enhances security, and makes airport checkpoint screening more efficient for all who depend on air transportation.
General aviation crew members are now eligible to join KCM. Airlines for America (A4A), Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), along with the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), have announced that the KCM program will be made available to members of the air charter community. Air charter pilots, including Part 135 and Part 125, are welcome to enroll in the expedited security screening program. Eligible aircraft operators, pilots and other crew members who want to participate in this program must apply for a two-year badge online through the secure NATA Compliance Services website. Please visit NATA's website for more information on how to join the program and its associated benefits for members.
The KCM program was developed by Airlines for America (A4A) and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), with approval and support of the TSA.